Muriel Spark

For students of Spark's work, the New Yorker is the repository of a vast number of reviews, interviews, and primary material. As a sustained engagement with the connections between Muriel Spark and the New Yorker shows, ...

Author: David Herman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801895531

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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"A substantial addition to Spark criticism, of which there has been surprisingly little published in recent years."--Aileen Christianson, University of Edinburgh --Book Jacket.


She squinted into the flying sparks, grunting when the sparks speckled her skin with black singe marks. It was horribly loud, and Seth put his hands over his ears as he watched her. She swayed as if she were drunk, panting, ...

Author: Amy Kathleen Ryan

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447230328

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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The heart-stopping, action-packed sequel to GLOW. Onboard the Empyrean - Seth is mysteriously released from his cell in the brig when an explosion rocks the ship. Kieran accuses Seth of causing the explosion but it has in fact been caused by a saboteur - a stowaway from the New Horizon - who is using Seth to cover his tracks. Waverly agrees to help Seth on his mission to find the stowaway, but is punished by Kieran for colluding with Seth. How will the thorny, passionate love triangle between Waverly, Seth and Kieran resolve itself?


Sparks flew from the old equipment with a sickening snap. My entire body buzzed, and I clutched at an electrode, trying to rip it off, but suddenly everything moved in slow motion. All sound faded. The world disintegrated into a black ...

Author: Catherine Friend

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 9781626399310

Category: Fiction


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Jamie Maddox is worried about her grip on reality. Has her consciousness really been transported back to 1560, landing in the body of Blanche Nottingham? Not good, since Blanche, a lady-in-waiting for Queen Elizabeth I, is plotting a murder. The other possibility that Jamie faces? She’s had a psychotic break that has trapped her in an Elizabethan fantasy while another personality—let’s call her Blanche—has taken control of Jamie’s life and is jeopardizing everything. Jamie is repeatedly zapped back and forth between the present and 1560 (or in and out of that twisted fantasy). Betrayal, murder, thunderstorms, and two doctors complicate everything as Jamie and Blanche battle to control Jamie’s body. Just as Jamie is running out of both hope and time, help—and love—come from a most unexpected place.

Spark Joy

A bedroom that sparks joy Make your bedroom a space to recharge your batteries and refresh yourself for another day. Keep lighting soft and indirect, play relaxing music, and feature items and scents that spark joy.

Author: Marie Kondo

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9781607749738

Category: House & Home

Page: 304

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The star of the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up helps you visualize your ideal lifestyle. Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo has revolutionized homes—and lives—across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to usingher acclaimed KonMari Method to create a joy-filled home that works the way you need it to. Spark Joy features step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. Kondo also answers frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep “necessary” items that may not bring you joy. With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, digital photos, and even building your own personal “power spot” in your home, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life.

A Spark of Magic

Stephen shook his head firmly, a resolve lighting his eyes with amber sparks that made the new foster father pause. “I wouldn't,” Stephen told him quietly. “A week from now, a social services caseworker will be stopping by to see how ...

Author: M. Bradley Davis

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1418403911

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Not even rural West Virginia can hide the talents of a modern-day Mozart. Stephen is a thirteen-year-old ward of the state—and a runaway who knows exactly what he is and what he wants. He’s a gifted musician who wants a career in music. Who he is doesn’t seem important—until his foster parents refuse to believe in his musical gift. Now, the lack of a last name and need for a solid identity hover in his dreams. He grew up in a small town orphanage. His foster home of the past few months was in another small town. He’d left one and couldn’t go back to the other; the only place remaining was Clarkstowne—the big city a few miles away. He knew no one in Clarkstowne, yet he’d go there and search for someone who might understand his need. Stephen’s simple “I am what I am, I need what I need” will change the perceptions of many people, beginning with the conductor of a respected symphony orchestra, a lonely boy, the musicians with whom he interacts, the friends he makes along the way, and the caseworkers and state officials who must straighten out the controversy centering on him.

A Single Spark

... Which was mg First good clue. l stopped and clicked mg kickstand And looked at mg bike pedal. l saw a small square hole on the side Where l could Fit the piece of metal. l snapped the jeweled square in the hole And sparks 36.

Author: Minga Dagucon


ISBN: 9780578063089


Page: 80

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This fresh, juicy collection of unique poems and drawings is sure to tickle your fancy, tickle your feet, and tickle your fancy feet! Jump into a world of pure imagination. Positive and inspirational, clever and whimsical, silly and nonsensical, "A Single Spark" is a fun book that will brighten your day, put a smile on your face, and take you on a brand new journey. Lil' kids and kids at heart will certainly enjoy this treasure. Read, share, and remember, "Sometimes just a single spark, within a dark, cold room, will help the others see the light and take away the gloom."

Spark of Life

The roof of the barrack gave way in a rain of sparks. 509 watched the burning boards fly through the air. They seemed to fly very slow. One of them sailed low over the pile of corpses, struck a foot, turned over, and fell on Weber.

Author: Erich Maria Remarque

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780812985627

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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In Spark of Life, a powerful classic from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front, one man’s dream of freedom inspires a valiant resistance against the Nazi war machine. For ten years, 509 has been a political prisoner in a German concentration camp, persevering in the most hellish conditions. Deathly weak, he still has his wits about him and he senses that the end of the war is near. If he and the other living corpses in his barracks can hold on for liberation—or force their own—then their suffering will not have been in vain. Now the SS who run the camp are ratcheting up the terror. But their expectations are jaded and their defenses are down. It is possible that the courageous yet terribly weak prisoners have just enough left in them to resist. And if they die fighting, they will die on their own terms, cheating the Nazis out of their devil’s contract. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review

Spark to a Waiting Fuse

And where upon the sandy foundry - floor beside the crackling sparks and hissing vein the moulders standing grey - faced in the glare : was the loud furnace then that dark volcano whose voice is heard , whose eyes are never seen under ...

Author: James K. Baxter

Publisher: Victoria University Press

ISBN: 086473400X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 567

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A landmark in New Zealand literary scholarship, this book provides an extraordinary insight into the formative years of one of New Zealand's most significant poets. Included are 56 letters written by James K. Baxter to his slightly older friend, Noel Ginn, who was at the time imprisoned as a conscientious objector. In these letters, a teenage Baxter pours out his ideas and feelings on life, philosophy, and his own work. Included are the complete texts of the 255 poems written at the time and discussed in the letters. The introduction, an important work of biographical criticism in its own right, puts Baxter's ideas and interests within the context of the wider public events and intellectual and spiritual currents of his time.

Between the Spark and the Burn

'Cause when the lone star sparks and the lone star shines, I'll look to my own, to the blood and the lines—” “Eccentric or no,” Canto snapped, “if he keeps singing I'll take that knife of yours, Neely, and cut him open when he sleeps.

Author: April Genevieve Tucholke

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101621882

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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The conclusion to Between the Devil and The Deep Blue Sea, this gothic thriller romance with shades of Stephen King and Daphne du Maurier is a must-read for fans of Beautiful Creatures and Anna Dressed in Blood. Freddie once told me that the Devil created all the fear in the world. But then, the Devil once told me that it's easier to forgive someone for scaring you than for making you cry. The problem with River West Redding was that he'd done both to me. The crooked-smiling liar River West Redding, who drove into Violet's life one summer day and shook her world to pieces, is gone. Violet and Neely, River's other brother, are left to worry—until they catch a two a.m. radio program about strange events in a distant mountain town. They take off in search of River but are always a step behind, finding instead frenzied towns, witch hunts, and a wind-whipped island with the thrum of something strange and dangerous just under the surface. It isn't long before Violet begins to wonder if Neely, the one Redding brother she thought trustworthy, has been hiding a secret of his own . . .

History and Futureof Spark Ignition Engines a Report Prepared for the Committee on Public Works by the Environmental Policy Division of the Congressional Research Service at the Request of Senator Edmund S Muskie September 1973

It can always be stopped either by disengaging the clutch or shutting off the spark and it can generally be stalled by ... carburetors and the vapor becoming ignited by sparks from wiring , or plug connections or from muffler explosions ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works


ISBN: STANFORD:36105119517758


Page: 118

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Temporal and Spatial Characterization of Radiation in a High Voltage Spark Discharge Applied to the Time and Spatially Integrated Experiment

TABLE IV - 2 Coulombs Per Spark for Variation of L2 Inductor 4 Inductor 6 Tap Coulombs / spark ( x 10 - 3 ) Tap Coulombs / şpark ( x 10 - 35 2 . 01 2 . 43 1 . 72 2 . 50 1 . 72 2 . 64 1 . 75 2 . 80 1 . 74 2 . 98 1 . 78 3 . 00 1 . 72 3 .

Author: William Sidney Eaton


ISBN: WISC:89011020336


Page: 532

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This standout, distinctive novel will shake your perception of what a thriller should be, and what it can do.

Author: John Twelve Hawks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448171620

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 211


This standout, distinctive novel will shake your perception of what a thriller should be, and what it can do. From the elusive Sunday Times bestselling author John Twelve Hawks, for fans of Scott Mariani, Philip K. Dick and Michael Connolly. 'Breathless action. . . . Twelve Hawks sets up the battles in Spark as more than simple combat. His appeal lies in his pairing of one system of belief against another and letting them duke it out.' - THE NEW YORK TIMES 'Like Philip K Dick's best novels, [Spark] is insidious and troubling, its most profound points made with disarming casualness.' - THE GUARDIAN 'A fantastic blend of action and deeper questions about what it means to be human.' - THE WASHINGTON POST 'Twelve Hawks, like a character in his story, is untethered by technology and unreachable by the tentacles of the Vast Machine. He is a free spirit, a lone voice of reason in a data-fogged world.' - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE ********************************************************************** JACOB UNDERWOOD IS NOT LIKE OTHER PEOPLE. He has Cotard's Syndrome. He believes he is dead. This makes his job as a hired assassin neutralising 'problems' for DBG, a massive multinational corporation, very simple. He carries out the task - and feels nothing. Now DBG has such a problem. A key employee, Emily Buchanan, has disappeared, taking with her a fortune and priceless information which could destroy the company. Jacob must track her down. In previous assignments, he had worked with cold logical precision, but this time he has to confront a threat that he first must understand before it destroys him... Further praise for SPARK: 'Darkly futuristic . . . with a protagonist unlike any other.' - Austin Chronicle 'An adrenaline-charged thriller- endlessly inventive- that winds through a landscape of cutting-edge technology with great assurance and skill.' - Lincoln Child, New York Times bestselling author of The Third Gate 'Spark is a marvel. An utterly gripping, unbelievably imaginative tale with all the heart, drive, and humanity that its hero, Jacob Underwood, a contract assassin, lacks. . . . At once a heart pounding thriller, a bitter indictment of our growing surveillance state, and a life affirming story of the indomitability of the human heart.' - Christopher Reich, New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Deception 'From start to finish Spark defies expectation, joining a 'dead' man's cold regard with suspense at fever pitch.' - Locus 'As good as the Fourth Realm books were, this one may be even more appealing: less fantastic, more grounded in a contemporary real world, with a narrator who is deeply scarred and endlessly fascinating.' - Booklist (starred review)

Apache Spark Graph Processing

Build, process and analyze large-scale graph data effectively with Spark About This Book Find solutions for every stage of data processing from loading and transforming graph data to Improve the scalability of your graphs with a variety of ...

Author: Rindra Ramamonjison

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784398958

Category: Computers

Page: 148

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Build, process and analyze large-scale graph data effectively with Spark About This Book Find solutions for every stage of data processing from loading and transforming graph data to Improve the scalability of your graphs with a variety of real-world applications with complete Scala code. A concise guide to processing large-scale networks with Apache Spark. Who This Book Is For This book is for data scientists and big data developers who want to learn the processing and analyzing graph datasets at scale. Basic programming experience with Scala is assumed. Basic knowledge of Spark is assumed. What You Will Learn Write, build and deploy Spark applications with the Scala Build Tool. Build and analyze large-scale network datasets Analyze and transform graphs using RDD and graph-specific operations Implement new custom graph operations tailored to specific needs. Develop iterative and efficient graph algorithms using message aggregation and Pregel abstraction Extract subgraphs and use it to discover common clusters Analyze graph data and solve various data science problems using real-world datasets. In Detail Apache Spark is the next standard of open-source cluster-computing engine for processing big data. Many practical computing problems concern large graphs, like the Web graph and various social networks. The scale of these graphs - in some cases billions of vertices, trillions of edges - poses challenges to their efficient processing. Apache Spark GraphX API combines the advantages of both data-parallel and graph-parallel systems by efficiently expressing graph computation within the Spark data-parallel framework. This book will teach the user to do graphical programming in Apache Spark, apart from an explanation of the entire process of graphical data analysis. You will journey through the creation of graphs, its uses, its exploration and analysis and finally will also cover the conversion of graph elements into graph structures. This book begins with an introduction of the Spark system, its libraries and the Scala Build Tool. Using a hands-on approach, this book will quickly teach you how to install and leverage Spark interactively on the command line and in a standalone Scala program. Then, it presents all the methods for building Spark graphs using illustrative network datasets. Next, it will walk you through the process of exploring, visualizing and analyzing different network characteristics. This book will also teach you how to transform raw datasets into a usable form. In addition, you will learn powerful operations that can be used to transform graph elements and graph structures. Furthermore, this book also teaches how to create custom graph operations that are tailored for specific needs with efficiency in mind. The later chapters of this book cover more advanced topics such as clustering graphs, implementing graph-parallel iterative algorithms and learning methods from graph data. Style and approach A step-by-step guide that will walk you through the key ideas and techniques for processing big graph data at scale, with practical examples that will ensure an overall understanding of the concepts of Spark.

Learning Apache Spark 2

This book will be your one-stop solution. Who This Book Is For This guide appeals to big data engineers, analysts, architects, software engineers, even technical managers who need to perform efficient data processing on Hadoop at real time.

Author: Muhammad Asif Abbasi

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785889585

Category: Computers

Page: 356

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Learn about the fastest-growing open source project in the world, and find out how it revolutionizes big data analytics About This Book Exclusive guide that covers how to get up and running with fast data processing using Apache Spark Explore and exploit various possibilities with Apache Spark using real-world use cases in this book Want to perform efficient data processing at real time? This book will be your one-stop solution. Who This Book Is For This guide appeals to big data engineers, analysts, architects, software engineers, even technical managers who need to perform efficient data processing on Hadoop at real time. Basic familiarity with Java or Scala will be helpful. The assumption is that readers will be from a mixed background, but would be typically people with background in engineering/data science with no prior Spark experience and want to understand how Spark can help them on their analytics journey. What You Will Learn Get an overview of big data analytics and its importance for organizations and data professionals Delve into Spark to see how it is different from existing processing platforms Understand the intricacies of various file formats, and how to process them with Apache Spark. Realize how to deploy Spark with YARN, MESOS or a Stand-alone cluster manager. Learn the concepts of Spark SQL, SchemaRDD, Caching and working with Hive and Parquet file formats Understand the architecture of Spark MLLib while discussing some of the off-the-shelf algorithms that come with Spark. Introduce yourself to the deployment and usage of SparkR. Walk through the importance of Graph computation and the graph processing systems available in the market Check the real world example of Spark by building a recommendation engine with Spark using ALS. Use a Telco data set, to predict customer churn using Random Forests. In Detail Spark juggernaut keeps on rolling and getting more and more momentum each day. Spark provides key capabilities in the form of Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, Spark ML and Graph X all accessible via Java, Scala, Python and R. Deploying the key capabilities is crucial whether it is on a Standalone framework or as a part of existing Hadoop installation and configuring with Yarn and Mesos. The next part of the journey after installation is using key components, APIs, Clustering, machine learning APIs, data pipelines, parallel programming. It is important to understand why each framework component is key, how widely it is being used, its stability and pertinent use cases. Once we understand the individual components, we will take a couple of real life advanced analytics examples such as 'Building a Recommendation system', 'Predicting customer churn' and so on. The objective of these real life examples is to give the reader confidence of using Spark for real-world problems. Style and approach With the help of practical examples and real-world use cases, this guide will take you from scratch to building efficient data applications using Apache Spark. You will learn all about this excellent data processing engine in a step-by-step manner, taking one aspect of it at a time. This highly practical guide will include how to work with data pipelines, dataframes, clustering, SparkSQL, parallel programming, and such insightful topics with the help of real-world use cases.


Martin Lindstrom, best-selling author of "Buyology" If you need to drive disruptive innovation in your own organization--and you do--Luke Williams is the guide you ve been looking for. Buy this book. Use it. Make a difference.

Author: Luke Williams

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780137025145

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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This requires a revolution in thinking: a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions. In Disrupt, Luke Williams shows exactly how to generate those strategies and deliver those solutions. This book reflects Williams' immense experience creating breakthrough solutions at frog design, one of the world's leading innovation firms. Williams shows how to combine fluid creativity with analytical rigor in a simple five-stage process for successfully disrupting any market. You'll learn why the most unexpected ideas draw the least competitors---and offer the greatest potential. Then, using many examples and a case study, you'll walk through every step of transforming disruptive ideas from conception to breakthrough business stategy.

Big Data Analytics

Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop (CDH) is an open source distribution including Hadoop, Spark, and many other projects needed for Big Data Analytics. Cloudera Manager is used for installing and managing the CDH platform.

Author: Venkat Ankam

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781785889707

Category: Computers

Page: 326

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A handy reference guide for data analysts and data scientists to help to obtain value from big data analytics using Spark on Hadoop clusters About This Book This book is based on the latest 2.0 version of Apache Spark and 2.7 version of Hadoop integrated with most commonly used tools. Learn all Spark stack components including latest topics such as DataFrames, DataSets, GraphFrames, Structured Streaming, DataFrame based ML Pipelines and SparkR. Integrations with frameworks such as HDFS, YARN and tools such as Jupyter, Zeppelin, NiFi, Mahout, HBase Spark Connector, GraphFrames, H2O and Hivemall. Who This Book Is For Though this book is primarily aimed at data analysts and data scientists, it will also help architects, programmers, and practitioners. Knowledge of either Spark or Hadoop would be beneficial. It is assumed that you have basic programming background in Scala, Python, SQL, or R programming with basic Linux experience. Working experience within big data environments is not mandatory. What You Will Learn Find out and implement the tools and techniques of big data analytics using Spark on Hadoop clusters with wide variety of tools used with Spark and Hadoop Understand all the Hadoop and Spark ecosystem components Get to know all the Spark components: Spark Core, Spark SQL, DataFrames, DataSets, Conventional and Structured Streaming, MLLib, ML Pipelines and Graphx See batch and real-time data analytics using Spark Core, Spark SQL, and Conventional and Structured Streaming Get to grips with data science and machine learning using MLLib, ML Pipelines, H2O, Hivemall, Graphx, SparkR and Hivemall. In Detail Big Data Analytics book aims at providing the fundamentals of Apache Spark and Hadoop. All Spark components – Spark Core, Spark SQL, DataFrames, Data sets, Conventional Streaming, Structured Streaming, MLlib, Graphx and Hadoop core components – HDFS, MapReduce and Yarn are explored in greater depth with implementation examples on Spark + Hadoop clusters. It is moving away from MapReduce to Spark. So, advantages of Spark over MapReduce are explained at great depth to reap benefits of in-memory speeds. DataFrames API, Data Sources API and new Data set API are explained for building Big Data analytical applications. Real-time data analytics using Spark Streaming with Apache Kafka and HBase is covered to help building streaming applications. New Structured streaming concept is explained with an IOT (Internet of Things) use case. Machine learning techniques are covered using MLLib, ML Pipelines and SparkR and Graph Analytics are covered with GraphX and GraphFrames components of Spark. Readers will also get an opportunity to get started with web based notebooks such as Jupyter, Apache Zeppelin and data flow tool Apache NiFi to analyze and visualize data. Style and approach This step-by-step pragmatic guide will make life easy no matter what your level of experience. You will deep dive into Apache Spark on Hadoop clusters through ample exciting real-life examples. Practical tutorial explains data science in simple terms to help programmers and data analysts get started with Data Science

Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles 1800 1940

the commission of a felony.80 In court Goldstein claimed that since Spark's conviction in 1939 she had been living with a man called Jim Duggan as his wife, that she had not seen Spark since then and did not want to see him.81 That ...

Author: David Nash

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350050969

Category: History

Page: 256

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Adopting a microhistory approach, Fair and Unfair Trials in the British Isles, 1800-1940 provides an in-depth examination of the evolution of the modern justice system. Drawing upon criminal cases and trials from England, Scotland, and Ireland, the book examines the errors, procedural systems, and the ways in which adverse influences of social and cultural forces impacted upon individual instances of justice. The book investigates several case studies of both justice and injustice which prompted the development of forensic toxicology, the implementation of state propaganda and an increased interest in press sensationalism. One such case study considers the trial of William Sheen, who was prosecuted and later acquitted of the murder of his infant child at the Old Baily in 1827, an extraordinary miscarriage of justice that prompted outrage amongst the general public. Other case studies include trials for treason, theft, obscenity and blasphemy. Nash and Kilday root each of these cases within their relevant historical, cultural, and political contexts, highlighting changing attitudes to popular culture, public criticism, protest and activism as significant factors in the transformation of the criminal trial and the British judicial system as a whole. Drawing upon a wealth of primary sources, including legal records, newspaper articles and photographs, this book provides a unique insight into the evolution of modern criminal justice in Britain.